Time marches on. It feels like it was just a short while ago I was in the midst of planning this term's classes, and here it is already midway.

I won't go into all the details, but I met with a person from Inside Out Network (ION). ION is a well organized and a much-needed network of resources for students encountering re-entry. I've already asked the Chaplain at Sheridan and plan to ask the chaplain at Dixon for approval to bring in forms allowing the students to enroll. Please pray both facilities to grant approval. ION is the type network I've prayed for since the beginning of my serving n prison ministry.


To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Defending Your Faith Part 2

Dixon Correctional Center

Due to July 4th holiday class was canceled

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Paul - I will be asking for prayer for my wife and children. Keep them healthy and safe and at peace and trust Christ as their savior. Pray for and desire to let go and let God. Pray for Scott and his wife, son Cameron for health, safety.

Jason M. - Pray for six months good time and families health and safety. Please and thank you.

Jason B. - Pray as I need the moral capacity of God in my mind and a heart, so I stay on point with him and his will.

Ronald - Please pray for my Aunt Pat's cancer to be cured and my mother that the Holy Spirit will show her the truth of who Christ is in God (One).

No name - Please pray for my success when I leave this institution. God, please help my mother who's up there with You help me and forgive me. Please, God, lead me the right way!! God, please help me spiritually, financially, emotionally and mentally, please God help me get out of here by the end of this year!!

Jeff - Pray that I continue to stay positive and on the right path. Also, I would like to forgive those who have hurt me in my past fully.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, how are you doing? My name is Michael. First I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. Can you please pray for me go home on the 20th of this month, please. Thank you so much. God bless you.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing? First I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I get out on 07/20/18 this month, please. And thank you God bless you.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing, first I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me, my son, Michael,  my girl Katorah, please thank you. Pray for us that we can be a happy family again when I get out. I'm hoping and praying that I can get out on 07/20/18 this month. I'm tired of this. I'm ready to go home. Thank you so much, God, bless you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Blessed Man

Dixon Correctional Center

Due to July 4th holiday class was canceled

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Manuel - Lord, please continue to protect my children keep them safe healthy and happy. Let them know their father loves them very much, and they are wanted and needed, that I haven't forgotten them. Keep the mother safe, sane and healthy may You bless her with success in all of her goals. Take care of my father and mother. May Your will be done and watch over my nieces, Watch over my friends and their families, keep them happy healthy and safe. Lord, I don't know what Your will is, so I ask that I hope it is in Your will for me to get six months good time aside from my Westcare contracts and school contracts. Let it be in Your will for me to get an immediate release, let Your will be done.

Manuel - Lord, comfort the children that are stuck in the caves in Thailand, give them strength. Give the men in charge of getting them out the abilities, the smartness to figure out how to get them out safely. Get those children out safely and keep them safe. Comfort their families, the mothers and fathers and brothers, and sisters. I pray for all nations to have love to show well because God is love. I ask that You give my cellie Melo strength. Give him hope, find Your way to his heart, comfort him in his hours of need. Be what I can't be by showing him Your unconditional love.

Jason - Pray for my family and me, son, two daughters, brother, four sisters, mother, stepdad, father, and the mother of my children, to have a hopeful reconnection and all be understanding and forgiveness and to remove hate and resentment and replace with the love of Jesus.

Jason - Prayers for my teacher Scott. I will miss him, and I want to send prayers out to him and his family especially his son may God be with all of his family.

Jason - please pray, I leave next Friday, 13 July 2018 and I am worried anxious and just filled with mixed feelings. I need to stay focused on God and his wisdom so I need not be sidetracked.

Manuel - Dear Lord thank you for Your unconditional love. Thank you for forgiving my sin. Thank you for giving Your Son on the cross for my sins. Lord, I ask you today to take care of the families of all the men behind bars. Keep them safe and healthy. Protect them from evil and themselves. Give the men behind bars hope, give them love, find Your way into their hearts. Show them there are miracles, show them that nothing is too hard for You; nothing is far out of Your reach, show them that You are almighty all-powerful.

Manuel - Lord give me strength, give me hope, give me patience. They say that when we pray for anything, You don't give us the thing we ask for but You give us situations where these things we ask for we would have to use strength, hope, patience, wisdom. Allow me to walk the path. You have for me, walk by my side with Your hand on my shoulder. Guide me, tip me off when I am going to astray.  Keep the bad people away. Show Yourself to me, talk to me, come closer to me, I want to know You, I want to have a relationship with You and conversation with You. In Your son's name Jesus Christ. Amen

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

William G. - I pray and ask for prayers for my family and me to use our borrow time on earth fulfilling the will of God to use our time together and appreciate all these moments.

Willam G. - I pray for God's will and blessings for you, myself and the people of earth to continue to be in God's grace and mercy and we reviewed sin. In Jesus name.

William G. – I need help to maintain peace and understanding with each challenge and tribulation. That God instills the right choices, mind frame, attitude throughout the rest of my existence. I have school, exercise, relationships, ambitions, dreams, and goals. I pray God continues to see the need for growth and development and I'm adherent to his calling.

William G. - I need prayers for help in my transitions as I prepare to for my release from prison in the next 100 days. That My road and doors are open and paved and I'm putting forth the effort to harvest the fruits of life God has designed and intended for me in Jesus name reclaim.

Paris - Pray that I get home on time or before my time. Pray for the safety of my kids and family. Pray that I can change my thinking, stay sober, open my heart to God in.

John - I would like to pray for my family and friends. Also, I get home to them real soon and in good health.

Taurus – I like to pray for Jesus to remove all cursing, lying, illegal drug use, hustling, disrespect and desire for revenge for the guys killed my big brother, and father and my lust. And to keep me strong and my family to keep them strong for me. Thank you in Jesus name I pray.

William R. – I would like God to remove the lost and cursing. I will also like God to guide my heart and mind for better growth in life.

Robert - Please say a prayer for my Grannie Loretta, her health as well as my own. Also, I am working on my addictive behaviors. Please pray.

Derrick - Lord help me to be forgiving, help me to understand the position I put myself in. Help me Lord to stay focused on me and do what I need to do, no matter what.

Sir –Pray that I stay humble. Pray that I become patient in tribulation. Pray that I find a good home church. Pray that I find a good Celebrated Recovery and an AA program to get into. Pray that the Lord blesses my finances and that I may become a blessing to others.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Discharged 07/04/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Paroled 07/09/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 02/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 05/2015 thru 05/2015
Transferred Pinckneyville 07/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 06/2016
Admitted R&CC Graham 07/11/2018

New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Transferred to Illinois River 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 03/2015 thru 05/2018
Transferred Robinson 07/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2015 thru 10/2016
Paroled 07/12/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 03/2015
Admitted R&CC Stateville 07/12/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 09/2017
Discharged 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 05/2017
Discharged 07/13/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2017 thru 07/2018
Paroled 07/13/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

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